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Spartan Tank Driving Oxfordshire

Bicester Heritage Centre   
REF: SWSPT1

  • Drive the 8-ton 'Sporty' Spartan tank
  • Powered by a 4.2l XK Jaguar engine
  • Seven forward & seven reverse gears
  • Capable of speeds up to 50mph
 
 
Spartan Tank Driving Experience

Price

£99.00
RRP: £199.00

What's Included

  • Drive the Alvis CVR(T) Spartan Tank on a purpose built multi-terrain track
  • A 20 minute driving experience
  • Opportunity to try your hand at a variety of manoeuvres
  • Allow approximately one hour on site for this experience
  • Choose the 'with passenger' option to invite one guest to ride in the tank whilst you drive!
  • Minimum age to be a passenger is 8 years

What Can I Expect

Drive a Spartan tank at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire! We are offering 20-minute drives in this funky tank. Make it a family affair with our special driver and passenger package and you can invite someone to come along and join you for the ride.

The Alvis Spartan. It is a tank, but not as you know it. It’s nimble and fast, which is why it’s been nicknamed the ‘Sports Tank’ by the crew here at Bicester. It weighs in at eight tonnes, which is actually light for a fully tracked vehicle like this. But more astonishingly, it’s actually powered by a 4.2l Jaguar XK petrol engine as standard!

So what does the Army do with a racing Jaguar tank? Well, the Spartan is officially known as the FV103 Alvis CVR(T) Spartan tank. That means this Armoured Personnel Carrier is classed in the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) family of military tanks and plays a specialist role. In war zones and battle scenarios, the Spartan is used to transport specialist teams in safety.

Capable of carrying three crew and four passengers, or two crew and five passengers, a Spartan is more than capable of bouncing over a muddy battlefield at ease, reaching speeds of up to 50mph! If you need to get somewhere fast in a combat zone, the Spartan is the tank you need.

As for driving the Spartan, you’ve got all the power you need with that 200bhp six cylinder Jag engine. The tank also has a semi-automatic gearbox making it relatively easy for you to get to grips with. There are seven forward gears and seven reverse gears, so that does mean this Alvis will go as fast backwards as it does forward. Pretty impressive eh?

You’ll be driving the Spartan tank on a dirty, dusty, muddy track at Bicester Heritage that’s littered with water splashes, bumps and holes. You’ll get full instruction whilst you drive and don’t forget, you can bring someone along with you inside the cab when you pop the Spartan drive & passenger voucher in your basket!

Availability

  • Selected weekday and weekend dates
  • Dates and session times are subject to availability

Location

  • Bicester Heritage Centre, Oxfordshire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 18
  • A full driving licence is required
  • Height restrictions: Minimum 4ft 6ins, maximum 6ft 4ins
  • Participants should have a good, general firness level and be able to climb in and out of the vehicle
  • Not suitable for those with epilepsy, heart complaints or during pregnancy

Spectators

  • Spectators are welcome

Anything Else

  • Suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear should be worn
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50
EvoucherInstantaneousFree

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

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Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

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E-Voucher

The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice

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Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Spartan Tank Driving Oxfordshire
Spartan Tank Driving Experience
Total Price£99.00
 
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